Course (certified) on Tech Diplomacy

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Seminars, Workshops, and Seasonal Schools
16/03/2023 to 17/03/2023


This activity will provide EELISA students with principles and applied concepts of Design Thinking. Students will have the opportunity to put these concepts into practice by proposing ideas to help elder people face the challenges of today’s society.

It is aimed at:• Studying “Design” as a tool for social and economic development.• Approaching the definition of a product with a methodological approach in Design Thinking.• Involving students in innovative ideas, applying the Design Thinking to face the challenge of achieving greater integration of the elderly in society.• Highlighting the value of our elders in the communities.

The activity consists of two parts. On the first day, students will attend several workshops on Design Thinking and Social Innovation. On a second day, the concepts studied will be applied to the topic of “Elderly people”. Initially, three different topics facing the problem of “Technology for Elderly” will be presented to student: Home for elderly; Digital divide; Elderly pedestrian. Then, students will participate in a hackathon working in teams made up of students from different universities and countries to deal with a challenge.

PROGRAMDay 1 (16 Mar):• Workshop on Design Thinking Principles• Workshop on Social Innovation with Design Thinking• Workshop on Service-learning and community engagement through Design ThinkingDay 2 (17 Mar):• Presentation of Topic 1: Home for elderly• Presentation of Topic 2: Digital Literacy for Elderly• Presentation of Topic 3: Elderly pedestrian• Presentation of the Challenge for the Hackathon• Hackathon: Work in teams of three people, made up of students from different universities guided by mentors from the three communities

Support for travel and accomodation might be offered by EELISA institution, applicants for this activity can contact their local EELISA coordinator to ask for support options:

InstitutionContact person(s) and positionEmail addressBME Sára Tóvölgyi /  Kata Kapusy / Sándor Kiss ENPC Marie Christine Bert FAU Eike Trost  ITÜ Emrah Acar  PSL Camille Roger  PSL-Chimie Antoine Mercier  PSL-Mines Alma Catala Luna  SNS Nicola Tasinato  SSSA Claudia Ambrogi  UPB Mariana Munteanu  UPM María Luisa Martínez Muneta  

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Relevant SDGs

SDG10 - Reduced Inequality
SDG9 - Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

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Egalitarian Societies: Opportunities for Everyone (ES: O4E)|IndustrialDesign4Human - ID4H|Tech Diplomacy & International Cooperation




Activity provider / partner

Universitatea Politehnica din Bucureşti | İstanbul Teknik Üniversitesi | Universidad Politécnica de Madrid

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